30 Years Later, Forged Hitler Diaries Enter German Archives

Posted by admin on Apr 24, 2013

When the German newsweekly Stern announced in April 1983 that it had acquired Hitler’s previously undiscovered diaries, the magazine’s exclusive prompted a worldwide sensation. The editors promised to later hand over 60 handwritten volumes to West Germany’s Federal Archives for posterity.

Instead the magazine’s scoop turned into a publishing debacle when it was quickly discovered that the purported diaries were forgeries.

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